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12th Annual Damariscotta Alewife Festival

East Boothbay, ME May 25

The 12th annual Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Alewives Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Memorial Weekend. The event will be filled with adventures, music, educational exhibits and food.   SEE MORE

BIMI Rhode Island Chowder Fest

Block Island, RI May 26 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Great chowder, especially clam chowder, is just this side of heaven in a bowl. East Coast chowders range from milky white New England-style to tomato-based New York-style, to the briny clear broth that’s the hallmark of Rhode Island-style. And you just may get to taste them all because it’s chefs’… SEE MORE

Coralpalooza Reef Restoration Weekend

Key Largo, South Sound, FL June 7 - June 8

Celebrate World Oceans Day with us! Join an army of ocean lovers in Florida and the Caribbean to help save and restore coral reefs. ​In the Florida Keys, our boats are now full. But you can still join us on land for family-friendly fun and games, and an island-wide treasure… SEE MORE

Washington Brewers Festival

Seattle, WA June 14 - June 16

Raise a glass with us on Father’s Day weekend as the Washington Beer Commission presents the 14th Annual Washington Brewer’s Festival at King County’s Marymoor Park! The Washington Brewer’s Festival is a unique all-ages beer festival (Sat & Sun) where thousands of beer aficionados can sample more than 500 beers… SEE MORE

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Paddleboard Safety Class at Eglin Air Force Base, FL

Top 10 Paddle Sport Safety Tips

5/20/2019 by US Harbors

Planning to Paddle? Know Your Limits! When getting ready to head out on your next paddling trip, be sure to keep these safety tips in mind to ensure you have an enjoyable time on the water. 1. Take an on-water Course - whether it's a safety or skill development course, an ACA on-water… SEE MORE

US Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur

Boating 101: US Coast Guard Equipment Requirements

5/18/2019 by US Harbors

Boating 101: Navigational Lighting Coast Guard minimum equipment requirements vary with the size of your boat, type of propulsion, whether operated at night or in periods of reduced visibility, and, in some cases, the body of water on which it is used. Boats carrying passengers for hire have additional equipment… SEE MORE

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Owner Les Crane and his crew looked on as his boat Monterey sinks during the 2017 Antigua to Bermuda Race.

How to Avert Disaster If Your Boat Starts Taking on Water

5/15/2019 by US Harbors

By Dave Liscio. When the Farr PH 56 Monterey sank in May 2017 during the Antigua-to-Bermuda Race, nobody was more shocked than owner and skipper Les Crane. After all, he’d sailed the boat more than 40,000 miles during the previous 14 years and had confidence in its seaworthiness. The center-cockpit… SEE MORE

Where to keep your boat in a hurricane.

A Guide to Preparing Marinas and Boats for Hurricanes

5/8/2019 by US Harbors

Boat owners from Maine to Texas have a reason to become edgy in the late summer and fall: Each year, on average, two hurricanes will come ashore somewhere along the Gulf or Atlantic coasts, destroying homes, sinking boats, and turning people's lives topsy turvy for weeks, or even months. This… SEE MORE

Sailing Fans Converge on San Francisco Bay

4/29/2019 by US Harbors

In late April, eyes will start peering out toward The Bay as racing teams begin to practice for the start of San Francisco SailGP. Led by Sir Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison (Oracle), SailGP is a series of races in cities around the world. And San Francisco is lucky enough… SEE MORE

Boat Sharing Programs Increasing in Popularity

4/29/2019 by US Harbors

By Rob Wyle Robert Satek knows owning a boat means sinking money—lots—to make money. He estimates the annual cost of owning his 54-foot Azimut Atlantis yacht, the “Sol,” to be at least $80,000, including his Miami Beach dockage. Satek had seen ads for Boatsetter. He figured it was another listings… SEE MORE

The Concordia Yawl: A Timeless, Tested Design

4/17/2019 by US Harbors

The Concordia Company has one of the longest and most interesting histories of any boatbuilding company, and yet we are often so busy working on and sailing the classic yawls that have emerged from our boatyard here in Padanaram, we forget to tell our own story! Which is precisely why… SEE MORE

Buzzards Bay Regatta to be held August 2-4, 2019

BEST HARBOR - 47th Annual Buzzards Bay Regatta Notice of Race Issued

4/17/2019 by US Harbors

SOUTH DARTMOUTH, MA - The Notice of Race for the greatly anticipated 2019 Buzzards Bay Regatta has been issued. Hosted jointly by the Beverly Yacht Club and the New Bedford Yacht Club, the 47th edition will feature Shields, J 80s, H12s and Bullseyes Racing in Marion and, in Padanaram, there… SEE MORE